Countryside Access Definitive Map Officer – Northallerton

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An exciting opportunity for a graduate or experienced person has arisen within the Council’s Countryside Access Service for the position of Definitive Map Officer.

The 10,000 km of public rights of way in North Yorkshire make up the longest public rights of way network in the country, and they are a key element in the transport network, helping people to get to work and school, to enjoy the countryside and take exercise. The Definitive Map and Statement is the legal record of all these paths, and keeping it up to date is a crucial task.

If you’re analytical, an effective communicator and love maps, this may be the ideal opportunity for you. You’ll make full use of your skills as you respond to applications from members of the public requesting changes to the public rights of way network.  You’ll research historical documents and interview living witness sources, analyse information, visit sites and produce objective reports before making a variety of legal orders.  You should possess good map reading skills, together with strong investigative and analytical skills.  A high standard of verbal and written communication is essential.  Where necessary you’ll go on to represent the Council at public inquiries.

You’ll ideally have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification and experience with a proven track record in research and have a confident, diplomatic and persuasive personality to negotiate with, present to and influence a range of different people. You’ll also need to have, or a willingness to gain, a strong knowledge of the relevant legislation. You will join a supportive team who work together to provide a high quality service advising other colleagues, stakeholders and the public on rights of way matters. This role demands a sharp eye for detail, and good map-reading and GIS skills.

The post is based at County Hall, Northallerton but travel around the county will be required.  For further information about this post, please contact Kerry Green, Countryside Access Manager on 01609 533090.

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